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Kilauea Iki Trail (Little Kilauea)

Distance: 4 miles (6.4 km) / Level: moderate / Time: 2-3 hours

From Byron Ledge, the Kilauea Iki Trail descends into Kilauea Iki crater. This 4 mile loop takes 2-3 hours to traverse. This area, once an Ohia forest was devastated by an eruption from Kilauea Iki in 1959.  Descending 400 feet through native Ohia forests, the trail then crosses the floor of Kilauea Iki Crater.  The moon like environment of the crater floor complete with steaming vents truly is an exciting and unforgettable experience. This is one of the best trails in the Park, giving visitors the fascinating close-up views of previous eruptions. On the east side of the rim hikers can enjoy fabulous views of the rain forest, crater scenery, plants, and birds.   If you are lucky, you may find delicious wild black berries to refresh you on your hike back up to the Crater Rim!

 

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